Canon EOS 650D packs a flip out 3-inch touch screen


If you think new DSLR features are just for professional models, think again … Canon have just announced the Canon EOS 650D - a DSLR which boasts an articulating three-inch touchscreen on the rear.

The Canon EOS 650D (the EOS Rebel T4i in the US) has a 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, can shoot 5 fps and has sensitivity range of ISO 100-12,800 (extendable to ISO 25,600).

A new Hybrid 9-point wide-area AFAF system even allows autofocus while filming video - which can be at Full HD 1080p resolution.

But that touch screen is what will be getting most of the attention. It allows alternative access to the EOS 650D’s controls though a Vari-angle LCD, allowing users to shoot and focus with a single tap and use pinch and swipe gestures when reviewing images.